Thursday, March 13, 2014

NEW MINI ALBUM: "Layers of Love"

Happy Thursday! I have been hard at work with Liz, the Underpaid Intern, on organizing our April "Crop Out Cancer" live event and charity crop to benefit the American Cancer Society and the National Kidney Foundation!
We have lots of exciting events and giveaways planned for you, as well as more than one way to give charitably during the event. We'll be posting more details about how you contribute and participate as we get closer.
The event is open to all and will be on Saturday, April 12, 2014, so mark your calendars!

Layers of Love

I will be giving a complimentary copy of my new manual to each person who donates money to the American Cancer Society or the National Kidney Foundation during the "Crop Out Cancer" event. These charities will be setting up special websites for you to donate through so that I know who to send manuals to. We will also have opportunities for you to donate supplies and cards to benefit Children's Hospital and the Seton Breast Care Center.
The "Layers of Love" album was designed especially for this event, and I will be creating one from start to finish live on the air during the crop.
This paper bag album's hard cover and sturdy spine protect it from wear and tear while making it look beautifully and professionally hand crafted! Holding over 42 4"x6" photos, this album makes a wonderful gift or showcase for a special event.
This 42-page manual contains a supply list, cutting guide, detailed measurements and step-by-step instructions with over 150 color photos for completing this project.
Paper shown: Recollections Bonjour Boutique.

This album holds both 4"x6" photos and 3"x4" photos.

All the flaps and tags make it fun and interactive!

Honoring Our Loved Ones

Our American Cancer Society event website will include a mosaic of photos of anyone we'd like to honor during the event. I know that many of us have known someone affected by cancer or been affected by cancer ourselves. We would love to include photos of you or your loved ones on our mosaic wall.
Please send any photos you'd like included in the mosaic to on or before April 1, 2014.
Mildred Kingston Krieger: Breast Cancer, 1983

C. V. Krieger: Prostate Cancer, 2004

Ernestine Swafford Leek: Uterine Cancer, 1999

Ross Hollis Leek: Colon Cancer, 1991

C. R. R. Krieger: Colon Cancer

Linda aka Oz: Ovarian Cancer
We'd love to add your loved ones to the website, too, so please send us your photos on or before April 1, 2014. Please email any photos you'd like included to

School Memories

I used the Prima "School Memories" collection to start the academic version of the "Locker Room" album in last week's class. This is a good-sized album at 5 1/2"x8" so it can easily hold plenty of 4"x6" photos, if desired.
Here's a peek at the front cover:

How cute is that composition book!?!!! I can't stand it!!!

We'll continue with the "School Memories" version of the album in class today. It's time to decorate those cute looseleaf folders we made last week!


Album and Kits 

This album is available for a limited time as a both a kit and a chipboard album. There are TWO versions of the kit available - this one and an athletic version called "All Star".

Get yours before they sell out!

The All Star version of the Locker Room kit comes with a pre-recorded video of the entire album coming together step-by-step.

The School Memories version will be taught live in the classroom starting today. Classroom members will be able to see this version come together live. Non-classroom members will have access to the recordings after the class has concluded.


March Classroom Schedule

 Thursday, March 13, 2014:
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern USA
Locker Room Album
School Memories Version, Part 3
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM Eastern USA
Locker Room Album
School Memories Version, Part 4

Thursday, March 20, 2014:
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern USA
Locker Room Album
School Memories Version, Part 5
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM Eastern USA
Locker Room Album
School Memories Version, Part 6

Thursday, March 27, 2014:
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern USA
TBD / Viewer Request
9:00 PM - 11:00 PM Eastern USA
TBD / Viewer Request


Kathryn's Classroom

I broadcast eight live paper crafting classes a month from my online classroom at!
Classroom membership includes commercial-free live broadcasting, high quality videos and access to my video archives.


See You Later!

Kathryn :D


  1. Hi Kathryn, is the Crop Out Cancer only for those in the States? I would like to donate to the Canadian Cancer Society if I were participating. I realize you can't get in touch with cancer societies from countries throughout the world where you followers are but I think, I hope all Canadians that participate would donate at home.

    1. When we post the final details, we will be sure to include a way for scrappers outside the USA to donate to cancer charities in their country.

  2. Glad to see Liz the "unpaid" intern move up to "underpaid" intern. Maybe one day she will be Liz the "overpaid" intern ;)

    1. Yes, Liz is definitely moving up in the world! Her parents must be so proud.